'Impossible to put down' OBSERVER
From the Number One bestselling author of MY SISTER'S KEEPER and THE PACT
Katie Fisher is Amish. For eighteen years, she has grown up in a community set apart from the modern world by lifestyle and belief. It is a community fiercely protective of its way of life.To turn your back on it is to lose everything - your church, your home, and your
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There were a couple of things that bothered me at the end, though. I had pretty much figured out halfway through the book that Sarah had been aware of her daughter's pregnancy and was the one who had hidden the dead infant. I really felt, though, that it was inconsistent of Sarah to have both kil ...more
* It's set among the Amish. However, I get the feeling the author doesn't really understand them, she just thought it'd be a cool setting. That irritates me.
* It's full of overused elements, such "city girl goes to far ...more
The dialogue was cheesy in many areas, and the whole thing with Hannah’s ghost was just stupid. I mean, it really does seem that the only reason the ghost was added was so that the author could explain Katie’s attraction to Adam. Oh look, he’s a ghost hunter and I see a ghost—hmmm, it must be meant to be: we should have sex. Blah.
I’m really disappointe ...more
* it seems that poor editing or unfinished writing left awkward, unfinished, or contradictory elements throughout the book. For example: in the initial pages Ellie gets into a fight with Stephen about having a child and she tells him although he would not get vasectomy reversal there are other ways they could have had a baby. Yet later ...more
Now, that being said: the rest of this book was great. The characters, for the most part, had depth and were questioning various aspects of their own morality. I have to admit that the main character, Ellie, fell a little flat. Okay, a lot flat. What ...more
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It is a tale of families, I suppose. Families and how they screw us up! Ha-ha-ha! In my last book, Auntie Janet’s Gallstone, I drew heavily from my experiences with my Auntie Janet. She is such a brave woman and I felt I had to tell her story, you know? I didn’t even think about it, I just wrote it down. In this book, I took a different approach. I looked at my family an ...more
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When feisty defence attorney Ellie finds herself representing eighteen year old Katie against a murder one charge for the suspicious death of her newborn, she is challenged physically and psychologically more than she ever imagined. As conditions of her work, she is made to live among the Amish whilst keeping ...more
The ending of the book was rather predictable. About a third of the way through the book I noticed that Picoult didn't put too much focus on Katie's mother, which ...more
This novel revolves around the life of Katie Fisher, an Amish girl who is accused of killing her newborn infant after concealing her pregnancy and delivering the baby in secret. Fortunately for Katie, at the time of her arrest, she has a distant and unknown relative named Ellie Hathaway, who is a high profile criminal attorney. Ellie is taking a much needed break from her career after concluding a stressful criminal trial and ending her eight year relationship that failed to yield the c ...more
"Plain Truth" is about an Amish girl who secretly had a baby and is being accused of killing it and a big shot girl-power lawyer who tries to defend her. The story line itself is interesting and is what compelled me to finish. I like the court setting, the mystery, and I also liked learning a bit about the Amish- but this book should have been much shorter than it was. There were a lot of word ...more
I liked how the book dealt with and showed many sides to a sensitive, ethical issue. It made me think about what I would do or how I would react in those situations. I felt like ...more
Picoult delivers a very emotional story narrated alternately in third person and first person fr ...more
But this is a really good book. The story of a young unmarried Amish woman who gets pregnant and then is accused of murdering the infant so that she is not shunned from the Amish community and the attorney who is representing her; a 39 year old unmarried woman who want ...more
Her new novel, SMALL GREAT THINGS, is available in hardcover, ebook, and aud ...more